Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Clay Creations - Modeling Angles - Section 1: Warm Up

 

This warm up surprised me so much!  My students struggled!!  I did not anticipate that at all. When I picked this problem, I thought it would provide some productive struggle and be an excellent way to review area and multi-digit multiplication, however my students seemed to have more than productive struggle. I ended up stopping midway through this warm up and led a brief discussion about area and how we could find the area of our classroom floor.  Many students understood this, but then became very confused when presented with the multiple rectangle floor plan.  I learned that I didn't provide enough of these types of problems earlier in the year when we studied perimeter and area.  I definitely want to do another problem like this in the very near future to help students make connections and be successful with finding areas. 

 

  Area Review NEEDED
  Grappling with Complexity: Area Review NEEDED
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Clay Creations - Modeling Angles

Unit 9: Geometry
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT draw angles using a protractor.

Big Idea: In this hands on engaging lesson, students use clay to make a miniature golf model all while deepening their understanding of creating angles. They then use their skills to draw angles using a protractor.

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